Warm Hearth Village recently announced that Katharine Torrey will fill the position of Director of Human Resources upon the departure of long-time Director, Lorraine Wachsman. Wachsman will retire in late February after 21 years with the nonprofit retirement provider. She says she is looking forward to spending time with grandchildren and family and she hopes to find more time for hobbies that include reading, sewing and jewelry making. “Lorraine has been instrumental to the growth and success of Warm Hearth Village throughout her long tenure with the organization. We thank her for her outstanding service and wish her the very best in her well-deserved retirement,” says President and CEO, Ferne Moschella.
Torrey will assume responsibility for identifying staffing needs and recruiting qualified individuals, developing systems to retain employees to reduce turnover, implementing programs and employee benefits and developing, communicating and implementing compliance programs for personnel policies and procedures. She holds Bachelor of Humanities and Arts Degrees in History and Drama from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master’s Degree in Humanities from Marymount University and a Master’s Degree in English from Georgetown University. Torrey’s extensive experience includes work as executive secretary, technical editor, web content manager, English instructor and human resource generalist. “I look forward to building on the foundation that Lorraine has carefully laid, and to helping Warm Hearth navigate the waters of our ever-evolving field,” she says.